It was a great day for the city of Wheeling where officials cut the ribbon at a brand new water treatment plant.
The new, state-of-the-art facility is replacing a plant that was built in 1924. The new treatment plant features an ultra filtration membrane system and has been producing quality water for Wheeling residents since 2015.
“Quality drinking water is just so important to our residents in outlining areas that get water from the city of Wheeling. Quite frankly, this plant should’ve been redone 20-to-30 years ago, but this city council saw that this is the time we need to do this. Quality drinking water to our residents is of the utmost importance,” said Vice Mayor, Gene Fahey.
City Manager Robert Herron said the new treatment plant has been in the works for over 12 years. Thousands of hours and various studies went into making this possible.
The old treatment plant located next door will be demolished in 2016.